Grateful Dead Live at Starlight Theater on 1982-08-03
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|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo >|
|Franklin's Tower >|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|El Paso >|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Man Smart (Woman Smarter)|
|Might As Well|
|Shakedown Street >|
|Samson and Delilah|
|To Lay Me Down|
|Let It Grow >|
|Jam (Weir & Drummers) >|
|He's Gone >|
|The Other One >|
|Stella Blue >|
See info file for detailed lineage info.
- [SBD > MC > PCM > DAT > CDR] + [Senn 441's (FOB) > Sony TC-D5 > DAT > CD] > WAV > Vegas 5 (matrix) > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16
- Kansas City, MO
- Taped by
- Paul Hogan
- Transferred by
- Chris Chappell
- Starlight Theater
Subject: Hello, POdunk!
Whatta great setlist! And Brent sounds great in the mix, especially 2nd set. This show flat out smokes, but it's in Kansas City...Missouri.
Kansas City, Kansas is a real place, o'course, and the Grateful Dead played several shows on the Kansas side of the state line here (check out shows in Bonner Springs, KS, which is another outdoor amphitheater, but not nearly as charming as Starlight. The venue there was then known as "Sandstone," but now has a corporate name that'll surely be something else by the time I hit publish on this comment.
KC concert goers have gotten used to aliens to Flyover Country not being able to keep it straight what side of the imaginary line they're on, though. But there ain't nothin' the matter with Kansas City.
Starlight is a phenomenal place to see a band like the Dead. The hippie girls in their long, tie dyed skirts whirled like dervishes in the aisles down both sides, making it feel like you were floating in the crowds at a Grateful Dead show there.
I'm Missourian by birth, but Kansan by choice. So, 'ad astra per aspera!' indeed. (beats the heck outta "Show Me").
Subject: For those that think this is a great Cassidy...
And I might as well touch on the other song people keep harping on - To lay me down is nice, but the rest of the band is not into it. They never sang it with the same fiery pleading vocals after the acoustic versions in 80.
This is a very good show in the big picture but it's not the 100% team effort needed to be a "best of brent era".
Subject: Cumberland Blues
The energy kinda ebbs and flows somewhat but when Jerry finds a riff, wow, do things get busy. Good example would be solo in Cassidy.
Just as a side note --would not the 1st set have been a much better place for Woman are Smarter.
I like the sound on this recording it captures the electricity of a show very nicely.
I had to bump this to a 5 after getting into the 2nd set.
Shakedown>Samson is not your everyday combo
( but one I really like.)
A very sweet TLMD and then Let it Grow--Wow-- that is a pretty nice 4 songs before drums indeed.
and continuing outside the box HE'S Gone out of space and then to pick up The Other One
Pretty easy to favorite this show
Subject: No U ain't missed anything
You are right man. And someday somebody is going to combine all these marginal recordings of this amazing show and give us a gem that stands with anything.
I appeciate everyone upping their versions. As great as they are, we are going to get some synergy going between them at some point.
3 *** for the fidelity; 4+ **** for the show
Subject: What's the Matter with Kansas?
Ten years after their great '72 appearance, they lay down yet another gem in the "to the stars, through difficulties" state (yes that's the Kansas state motto).
Dive in with the Peggy-O and you'll find Jerry in total control. Completely solid backing on El Paso, just dealing with whatever Bobby is throwing at him. An unbelievably tight Cumberland.
An Althea for the ages. What?? Things start to stretch out towards the end of that piece you know it's only going to get stranger...
Possibly the best Cassidy since the inaugural version. A quintessential example of the "music playing the band" right up until the moment that someone in the band says "enough."
Unless I've missed something,this is the last totally a s s kicking To Lay Me Down. Holy. Muther. Fcking. Crp.
Subject: A pretty good (meaning not totally flat) soundboard of a truly excellent show.
Subject: super super show
the opener was outstanding, love miss > frank such a cool transition when they hit that, the rest of the songs in the first set were good especially cumberland and big RR, love hearing althea and cassidy and might as well
shakedown was good, great tune, and i love the varying paces of the 2nd sets with lay me down and stella blue in there amidst some rockers, super show overall!
Subject: He's right--82 was the best year ever
Subject: Listen to me shout
Subject: Wonderful venue
Subject: Wow and again WOW
As I write this I realize it is 12 years since the day the great one checked out.
Subject: What's all this fuss about?
Subject: What a Night!
Clear not too hot. The band was tight, and the sound sweet. The boogie was groovin.
Jerry's birthday that night, though I am not so sure. The women were frisky and the boys randy.
I had front row and man was it awesome!!
The band was havin fun, and played a long time that night.
I really like this recording as it has a nice mix in stereo, and picks up the ambient live sound of the crowd. It picks up all the guitars, and keyboards nice and clean along with clear vocals. The drums are good, but not like live.
OWner needs to make this was available for download.
This is a great recording for the Dead and the live sound and fun night of dancin'!!
Subject: to lay me down
Subject: best outside theater, "Starlight"
Subject: Summer 82 at its best